Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Four Tombs of Meher Baba

Meher Baba's true samadhi in Meherabad, India
It is a peculiar fact that while there is only one true samadhi shrine of Meher Baba containing his remains and which attracts pilgrims from around the world, there are at least three other tombs, the other three each being more or less perfect models of the original.

The first of these is the newest, and best known. It is the Shrine of the Perfect Man, built by Earl Starcher in the late 1980s in New Mexico.

Used here with permission by Mobile Kodgers blog
The next is a model built by Baba's order by three of his mandali in Mandla, India, in 1940. The story of this tomb is long and complicated and a sore topic.

Courtesy of TrustMeher.com
And finally there is one in Nashik, India. It was built by a wealthy man there, and I do not yet know all the details. They conduct arti there in the mornings.

All photos of Nashik tomb courtesy of Kitty Muir

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